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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German zwicken ‘to secure with nails’, ‘to peg’; this could denote a leather or textile worker, a cooper, or someone performing a similar function in a wide variety of other industries including, or example, salt extraction and mining.
  • German : nickname for a small person or a topographic name (see Zwick).
  • German : habitational name for someone from a place called Zwickau.

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